Check Engine Light

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Check Engine Light On?

The most common problem you are likely to encounter with your late-model VW /Audi is the having check engine or MIL light come on. This is the little orange/yellow light on your instrument panel that looks like a little engine with a lightning bolt through it. If you ask 10 people what the check engine light/MIL means, you’re likely to get 10 different answers.

Here is the official definition: The check engine light/MIL on means that there exists a problem with your engine management system that can cause damage to your vehicle if you continue to drive.

What this means to you is:

  • If the check engine light is flashing, you should not drive your vehicle, as damage might result to other components, most likely the catalytic converter. Have your vehicle towed to us for a thorough diagnosis.
  • If the check engine light is on but not flashing, you should call us to make an appointment at your convenience, you have a fault in your engine management system that requires attention, but the vehicle is still drivable and there is no need to panic.

Volkswagen And Audi Repairs

In a perfect world, you would know the exact times when your Volkswagen or Audi vehicle needs service and what services to plan for. While your Volkswagen or Audi vehicle may be the perfect car, this is far from a perfect world and some VW/Audi vehicle repairs you just can’t plan for. Our vehicle-specific trained technicians know what to look for and they thrive on figuring out even the most complex repair situations. They want to know why the repair is needed, how to repair the car quickly (and properly) and how to ensure the repair won’t be needed again in the near future. As you talk to our friendly independent service staff, you will find out why the problem came to be and if a change in your vehicle’s maintenance can possibly help to lower repair costs. Not only is our independent service staff friendly and professional, but they know German-engineered cars inside and out. While your VW/Audi automobile required the skill and expertise of dozens of German engineers who were each focused on one miniscule aspect of your entire vehicle, our technicians have the edge they need to diagnose and fix all problems quickly – Specialization and hands-on experience. Our technicians have seen it all. In fact, when you bring your Volkswagen automobile into our independent service shop for repairs, no matter what issue you seem to be having, our technicians have likely seen your problem before. Knowing what is wrong with your car can save you money and we’ll have you back on the road as quickly as possible.

We all know that the Volkswagen name and brand conveys thoughts of performance, long life, and safety. Not only does Volkswagen make great looking vehicles, they build and design them to be used and to run exceptionally well for many years. We service the entire VW line including the Jetta, Passat, CC, Tiguan, GTI, Touareg, SportWagen, Eos, Beetle, and the Golf. We make it our business to ensure that when you bring your Volkswagen into us that you and your vehicle receive the service you deserve.

It is crucial if you want to enjoy your VW for years, to get the maintenance and repairs on it done as soon as possible. Putting off either of those things can lead to extensive damage to your VW and cost you a pretty penny. So when you know it’s time for an oil change, or the tires haven’t been rotated in a while, bring it in. If you have had the unfortunate experience of being in a fender bender and things are running a little differently, bring your VW in and let us check it out.

We care about you and your vehicle, and we want to help you enjoy it for as long as you own it. Give us a call or stop by today to schedule an appointment for your Volkswagen vehicle.